This category is for the technologies needed to move humanity into space and the organizations dedicated to that goal.
Space colonization is the process through which we become a true space -aring civilization by placing self sustaining colonies in space or on other worlds.
Article from the Guardian on the discovery of an earth-like planet following a three year search for habitable planets by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile.
Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics formed in 2002, to promote the identification and development of advanced concepts, science, and technology that will support, enhance and enable permanent human presence in space.
Articles on rotating structures by Ted Hall, with links to dissertation, conference papers, and software.
Organisation aiming to promote the idea of space colonization as a long-term solution to the big problems facing humanity. Provides information on astronomy, space exploration and colonization as well as science-fiction.
Emerging platform for long-term thinking, acting and growth. Supporting space colonization and the development of life and humanity on earth earth, the planets and in the universe.
Ideas for colonizing the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt and the galaxy.
Wikipedia entry for newly-discovered, extra-solar, "habitable" planet, 20 light-years away.
Internet Society special interest group focused on deep space, long time-lag communications.
Propulsion systems, business ideas, archives of space meetings and journals, and political advocacy for the space frontier.
National Research Council study of NASA's late 1990's space solar power efforts.
Annual design contest for school-age kids, grades 6-12. Links to winning designs.
List of Milestones and Barriers to Space Settlement
Information about nearby star systems out to 65 light years.
Oregon chapter of the National Space Society; many studies and reports on in-situ resource utilization and related aspects of space development.
Rapid development of space using material from asteroids near Earth and from the Moon.
Introducing life forms into a barren environment is called ecopoiesis. This article suggests several microbes suitable for pioneering introduction to Mars and Venus.
Full design from the grand prize winner in the 1997 NASA-Ames Space Settlement Design Contest.
Full text of the 1977 CoEvolution book _Space Colonies_, which is now out of print.
A collection of images from early NASA work on large-scale space habitats.
Information from Wikipedia on this proposed structure designed to transport material from Earth's surface into space.
NASA research office offering introduction to the subject with studies, on-line books, links and a student contest.
Al Globus' studies, reviews, and links on the subject of O'Neill-style space settlements.
Collection of essays, articles, studies, and other reference materials on all aspects of colonizing and settling space.
A proposal to grant ownership of land on the moon and Mars to companies that establish settlements and agree to sell passage to anyone willing to pay a fair price.
Discussion of the energy path for space development.
The organization founded by Gerard O'Neill, with detailed information about his space settlement proposals.
AIAA subcommittee on aerospace architecture in space and on Earth.
Intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research on the space elevator.
Organization dedicated to advance space exploration and the establishment of human communities beyond Earth.
Organization composed of space activists, scientists and individuals from all backgrounds and nations. It aims to open the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Includes a blog and details of conferences.
A non-profit association founded to help promote space colonization; emphasis on property rights law.